Murder We Write

Murder We Write
SinC CCC members pose for a photo for the chapter's anthology

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

PSWA Conference

PSWA Writing Conference 2010

June 17 – 20 at the Orleans Hotel and Casino.

This conference is for all writers who are interested in writing fiction for non-fiction about any of the public safety fields (law enforcement, fire fighting, ambulance, EMT, border patrol etc.) This is also the perfect place for mystery writers to ask questions first hand of those who are working in these fields.
For more information and registration form, go to there is an early bird registration fee good until October 31.

Simon Wood, our keynote speaker will tell us how to create suspense. Simon has had over 150 stores and articles published and is an Anthony Award winner. His next thriller, Disgruntled will be out in April.

Sunny Frazier is going to let us know “How Much Sex is Too Much.”
Sunny’s short mystery fiction has won over 30 awards. Where Angels Fear.

“How to Plot Your Novel in an Hour” will be Michael A. Black’s topic. He’s had a thirty-year career as a police officer in the suburbs of Chicago and has written over forty articles on subjects ranging from police work to popular fiction as well as many mysteries including Windy City Knights and Random Victims.

Joyce Spizer Foy will tell us “Sizzle in Your Screen Play Sells.” Joyce has written mysteries, true crime and non-fiction and has several screen plays in development. She is a partner in two development/production companies.

“A Book Cover is Worth a Thousand Words” will be shown through good and bad covers by Michael and Lai Orenduff. Michael is the author of The Pot Thief and his wife Lai is an art historian who specializes in the power of images.

Kregg Jorgenson’s magazines credits include everything from Kwon Do Time magazine to Real Travel Adventures. He’s Vietnam veteran, a graduate of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, U.S. Customs Academy, and other law enforcement schools. His topic is “How to Target Articles for Specific Magazines”.

Steve Scarborough, forensic expert, will also be giving a presentation but hasn’t decided on a topic yet.

If you want to be on a panel, signify on your registration form.

You may bring your books to sell, PSWA gets 10% of the sale price.

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